Phyllodes Tumors

  • Radhakrishna Selvi


Phyllodes tumor is a fibroepithelial neoplasm that histologically resembles a fibroadenoma and has potential to grow to a large size. The term cystosarcoma phyllodes was originally coined by Johannes Muller in 1838. The spectrum of phyllodes lesion varies from a lesion that resembles a fibroadenoma in their least aggressive form to a sarcomatous lesion with metastatic potential. Considering the lack of clarity in the terminology used, the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1982 recommended that these lesions be termed as phyllodes tumors, and this has been widely accepted in clinical practice.


Core Needle Biopsy Phyllode Tumor Epithelial Component Metaplastic Carcinoma Malignant Phyllode Tumor 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radhakrishna Selvi
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  1. 1.Chennai Breast CentreChennaiIndia

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